Fonds - F. E. R. Wollaston fonds

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F. E. R. Wollaston fonds

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  • ca. 1920 (Creation)
    Wollaston, Francis Edmond Richard
  • ca. 1915 - 1919 (Creation)
    Wollaston, Alexander Frederick Richmond, 1875-1930
    100 Mile House

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64 photographs : b&w prints. -

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([ca. 18-?] - 1953)

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Francis Edward Richmond Wollaston was an English immigrant who arrived in the Okanagan in the 1890s. He started work at the Coldstream Ranch in Vernon, B.C. in 1914, and held the position of manager of the Ranch from 1918 until 1939. While at Coldstream ranch, Wollaston received correspondence from his brother, A.F.R. Wollaston, who was a doctor, naturalist, explorer, and member of the Royal Geographical Society in London. Francis Wollaston passed away in Victoria B.C. in 1953.

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A.F.R. (Sandy) Wollaston was a British medical doctor, ornithologist, botanist, climber and explorer. Educated at Clifton College, England, he studied medicine at King's College, Cambridge, graduated in 1896 and qualified as a surgeon in 1903. He disliked the medical profession and preferred to spend his life on exploration and natural history. He travelled extensively, visiting Lapland, the Dolomites, Sudan and Japan, as well as participating in an expedition to the Ruwenzori Mountains of Uganda in 1905. He was murdered by Douglas Potts, a student, at his rooms in Cambridge, in June 1930.

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The photographs were given to MoA around 1985 by Judy Gosselin, who was then Administrator of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives.

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The fonds consists of photographs likely taken by A.F.R. Wollaston in Uganda, the Congo, New Guinea, and Fiji. Also included are the envelope in which the photos were posted, and a note from M (Marjorie Halpin) to Audrey (Shane? Hawthorn?) regarding the donation of the photos to the Museum of Anthropology.

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Created 9 December, 2012. Revised December 1, 2015.

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